PR176 is a deep, pinky red is often suggested as an alternative to fugitive Alizarin Crimson (PR83). Mission Gold calls it Rose Madder, and Daniel Smith calls it Carmine.
Gradient: Deep crimson through pink. Very high chroma. Smooth nice gradient. Like many Mission Gold paints, this was quite shiny in masstone (I don’t expect that to be a problem in other brands).
Glazing: Glazes to dark red.
Comparison to Other Colors
Very similar to Alizarin Crimson Quinacridone (PV19).
What Others Say
Referring to Daniel Smith’s Carmine:
This color is ever so slightly cooler than [Alizarin Crimson Quinacridone]… Surprisingly vibrant oranges, beautfiul browns when mixed with a light green, bright vibrant purple tones that it just brings out depth from. Mixed with a darker tone, it mixes beautiful dark colors. Carmine is a little bit less lightfast than the other colors on this list.Denise Soden, My Top 5 Favorite Reds
On my palette? No.
Favorite version: I haven’t tried it beyond a dot card, but I believe DS Carmine is well regarded. I think it would be better than Mission Gold Rose Madder, which is too shiny.
Alternative: I love Da Vinci’s Alizarin Crimson Quinacridone, and I can’t really tell the difference between these colors, so I see no reason to adopt Carmine or another PR176 into my palette, especially given that it’s less lightfast.